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Part-Time Physicians

Early physicians were prepared to handle a variety of medical cases, and rural practitioners often took on mental illness as well, if their territories were too far away from asylums for treatment. They had a difficult and uncertain occupation, howev...

Soft/Heavy

Taunton1:30  Aroseforoscar 7/42:00 Kingfisher Creek 4/92:30 Border Beaker 12/1 (Lac Leman looks the likely winner but no stats)3:00 Big Casino 9/23:30 Ravens Tower 4/14:00 Milosam 13/84:30 Ivanhoe 8/1ca-pub-6458613467789150.
by The Novice Tipster on Jan 27, 2015

Focus Of Inspections

The Canton Asylum for Insane Indians was inspected many times throughout its life. However, inspectors tended to focus on “things” rather than people. In a January, 1912 report that discussed some sewer problems at the asylum (see last po...

Christmas Books V - Best of the Year

Here are my top selections for Christmas gifts, in no particular order: just books I'd be happy to have under the tree in my house. Flora Illustrata - Yale University Press Highlights from the New York Botanical Garden's collection of manuscripts, te...
by Garden Design Online on Dec 14, 2014

A Patient’s Work is Never Done

Insane asylums used patient labor for both occupational therapy and cost-containment (see last post). However, that labor didn’t always start after the facility had been completed and simply needed to be maintained. Asylum administrators often...

Out on the Lake District

With a few days free and the arrival of the Force 10 MTN 2 tent, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for a flying visit... The post Out on the Lake District appeared first on Taunton Leisure Blog.
by Taunton Leisure Blog on May 16, 2014

Taunton Leisure to Open New Weston Tent Show at Puxton Park

We are thrilled to announce the planned development and opening of a new summer tent show at Puxton Park, Weston Super Mare, beginning Sat 24... The post Taunton Leisure to Open New Weston Tent Show at Puxton Park appeared first on Taunton Leisure Bl...
by Taunton Leisure Blog on May 12, 2014

Vango Force 10 MTN 2 Review

On a recent trip to the Lakes, James – member of staff at our Taunton Shop - took Force 10’s new mountain specific tent for a... The post Vango Force 10 MTN 2 Review appeared first on Taunton Leisure Blog.
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Apr 30, 2014

18-30 April – Vango Tent Display in Exeter!

From April 18 our Exeter store will be putting on a special two week Vango Tent display. See the NEW 2014 AirBeam inflatable tents SAVE 15% on... The post 18-30 April – Vango Tent Display in Exeter! appeared first on Taunton Leisure Blog.
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Apr 14, 2014

Saturday’s Jump Meets Set to Beat the Current Doom and Gloom

With races being called off daily due to the horrible weather conditions across the country, it’s good news for punters that two of Saturday’s main jumps meetings are confident they’ll go ahead. The Grade 1 Betfair Chase, the highlight at Ascot...
by Horse Racing on Feb 13, 2014

New In! Fjällräven Outdoor Clothing

Whilst going through the delivery today I got wind that the New Fjällräven kit was in there somewhere, so of course I side-tracked the usual... The post New In! Fjällräven Outdoor Clothing appeared first on Taunton Leisure Blog.
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Jan 30, 2014

Books: Landscaping Ideas -- All You Need

One of the best ways to get your creative ideas flowing is to look at photos of other landscape designs. And now, in her latest book, Landscaping Ideas that Work (Taunton Press, 2013) designer Julie Moir Messervy covers everything you might want to k...
by Garden Design Online on Jan 19, 2014

Flooded public footpath. May require canoe…

Taken near North Newton in Somerset. Needless to say this isn’t the most accessible part of Somerset at the moment…   The post Flooded public footpath. May require canoe… appeared first on Taunton Leisure Blog.
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Jan 13, 2014

Taunton Leisure Winter Sale Now On!

So yes, as is everybody else at this time of year, we’re in sale mode! There are plenty of outdoor gear available from all the... The post Taunton Leisure Winter Sale Now On! appeared first on Taunton Leisure Blog.
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Jan 13, 2014

Garmin ‘Meet the Expert’ Day – Dec 11, 12, 13th

Calling all Walkers, Runners, Geocachers, Navigators and adventurers who never like to be lost! We will have Greg, an expert who works closely with Garmin and... The post Garmin ‘Meet the Expert’ Day – Dec 11, 12, 13th appeared fir...
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Dec 10, 2013

Daily Tips 14/11/13

Top Tips at www.thenovicetipster.com Red - Winner, Blue - Placed, Green - Non Runner Kempton 4:20 My Gigi 4:50 Dancing Sands 5:20 Lady Crossmer 5:50 Havlovewilltravel 6:20 Pixie Cut 6:50 Fift...
by The Novice Tipster on Nov 13, 2013

Taunton Leisure Nominated for TGO Award

All of us at Taunton Leisure are over the moon to have been nominated for the ‘Independent Retailer of the Year’ award at this year’s The... The post Taunton Leisure Nominated for TGO Award appeared first on Taunton Leisure Blog.
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Oct 22, 2013

Daily Tips 2/5/13

Red - Winner, Blue - Placed, Green - Non Runner Chepstow 5:05 Countess Lupus 5:40 Macdonald Mor  6:10 Eightfold  6:40 Descaro  7:10 Frozen Over  7:40 Peak Storm  8:10 Dear...
by The Novice Tipster on May 1, 2013

Outwell Tent Training at Huish Woods

Recently, a few of our staff had the opportunity to meet up with Ian and John from Outwell for some staff training. We took to...
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Apr 29, 2013

Ten Tors on the Horizon…

We’re going to be on Dartmoor this May 11 & 12 to support and advise Ten Tors – the UK’s premier hiking event for young...
by Taunton Leisure Blog on Apr 24, 2013


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